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ASUS M2V-TVM AM2 VIA K8M890 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

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  • VIA K8M890
  • Athlon 64 X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron
  • DDR2 533

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A simple and inexpensive motherboard for the enthusiast or the first time builder, the Asus M2V-TVM is a great starting point for anyone wanting to build a system or upgrade their motherboard. Designed with the small form factor case in mind, this motherboard will fit into most compact desktop systems. Equipped with an AMD socket AM2 suitable for Athlon 64 processors, including the X2 and FX series, the M2V-TVM is more than capable of handling anything you might think of.

Using the VIA K8M890 chipset with integrated graphics in conjunction with up to 2GB of DDR2 memory, the M2V-TVM is perfect for those that don’t need a discrete graphics card. You can even output to your home video system with connectivity to external home theater audio systems via a coaxial S/PDIF-out (SONY-PHILIPS Digital Interface) jack. It allows to transfer digital audio without converting to analog format and keeps the best signal quality.

It also includes a 10/100 Ethernet port, onboard 5.1 channel sound, and 2 SATA ports. With those 2 ports, you can add multiple hard drives to the system through RAID 0 and RAID 1. This remarkable card has multiple expansion slots: one x16, and one x1 PCIe slots, plus an additional 2 PCI slots. Build a powerful system: the Asus M2V-TVM is a great foundation.

  • newegg AMD Socket AM2 This motherboard supports AMD’s Socket AM2-based CPUs, including the Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 and Sempron series. With a 2000MHz system bus using Hyper Transport Technology and support for dual-channel DDR2 RAM, AM2 motherboards form the basis for phenomenal system performance.
  • newegg VIA K8M890+VT8237R Plus Chipset The VIA K8M890 incorporates the VIA Chrome9 IGP (integrated graphics processor) to deliver DirectX 9 graphics with hardware pixel shaders and extensive support for high definition video. Integrating support for the latest PCI Express graphics cards and high speed peripheral devices with the VT8237R Plus south bridge for HD audio, fast networking and advanced storage makes this AMD an amazing multimedia powerhouse.
  • newegg PCI Express x16 Graphics Interface The latest PCI Express x16 graphics interface delivers over 3.5 times the bandwidth of AGP 8X to support the latest high-performance graphics cards.
  • newegg Serial ATA with RAID The revolutionary Serial ATA interface provides scalable performance for storage devices. SATA technology enables easy-to-install, high-performance and low-power hard drives. Two SATA ports support RAID 0 and 1 for better performance and enhanced data security.
  • newegg ASUS EZ Flash With ASUS EZ Flash, you can update BIOS directly from the BIOS setup menu. No more DOS-based flash utility and bootable diskette required!

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
The worst board 6/25/2007 5:40:20 PM

Pros: I think that the computer turned on is a pro.

Cons: Like other prople have said slow
slow slow. The chip set is even worse even with the update it did not fix anything. Forget about playing games on it. Turned my 7600 gt into a sputtering fool.

Overall Review: I have to say that I am glad that I did not by this product from newegg. I just wish that I heard about Newegg before my purchase. Safe Mode is F5

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
1/ 5
YEAH! IT does! 12/21/2006 12:10:43 AM

Pros: I spent over a grand for a re-do on my rig. AM2 X2 3.8, OCZ DDR2 800mhz, a FOXCONN 8800GTX. OK, now, to save a little on the board, I pick an ASUS! PROS? It lit.

Cons: This is the worst mobo I've ever had & I've been building for 13 years!
It "DOES" support 800mhz dual channel, if you want your OCZ heat spreaders laying against each other when you juice it up!
Asus, this is a raw deal. What? I have to spend $200.00 to get the banks separated? Your done. never again!

Overall Review: Please Yahweh, help me to find a buyer at auction!

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
1/ 5
put this on your do not buy list 11/25/2006 3:10:26 PM

Pros: it was in one piece

Cons: wow can i say that this motherboard sucks.
yeagh everything works. but the features are cheap cheap cheaply made. sluggish after being on for more than an hour. If you use one apllication for a while it will put all of its resources towards a specific application that is running. and getting out of that application is slow and time comsuming.

Overall Review: this is quite possibly the worst motherboard i have ever worked with

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Cheap with 3 yrs warranty 11/11/2006 3:22:20 PM

Pros: Comes with three years warranty, compact with almost everything to get going. Cheap board for my cousin kids to surf and learn.

Cons: Asus tech support did not follow thru on an issue I experienced. I could not get into "safe mode".

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Cheap n' Works 9/4/2006 2:28:24 AM

Pros: Inexpensive for an Asus board + AM2, fired up first try and works great.

Cons: Very slow POST with HDD and DVD-ROM on same IDE channel - very sure HDD was master and DVD was slave. Problem fixed with a second IDE cable.

Overall Review: No O/C ability, not important for this budget build for me, but FYI.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
1/ 5
DOA?? 8/24/2006 11:00:57 PM

Pros: ASUS always my best! Try a low-end motherboard first time.

Cons: Unluckily, nothing on screen after turning on the system. Get the other brand name motherboard to test all hardware. Works fine!

Overall Review: Final thought, motherboard is DOA. I will bring the motherboard to the local PC store to make sure before replacement.

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